In a recent interview, Yellowjackets showrunner and co-creator Ashley Lyle reveals that the number of plane crash survivors was intentionally hidden.
Yellowjackets follow the survivors of a 1996 plane crash during their time in the wilderness, as well as the event's repercussions on their older selves in the present day.
Divided between two time periods, Yellowjackets season 1 follows a group of high school soccer team players who survive a horrific plane crash.
The series focuses on Shauna,Taissa,Natalie,Misty and Jackie, following their ordeal in the forest, as well as its repercussions on their older selves in the present day.
Present-day Shauna actress Melanie Lynskey has also revealed that other present-day survivor actors are being cast for Yellowjackets season 2, the present-day counterpart to Liv Hewson's Van.
In an interview with Variety, Lyle alongside Lisco and Nickerson, was asked whether the number of plane crash survivors was kept hidden intentionally.
Lyle confirmed that while the number of survivors was kept intentionally vague, the funeral scene in episode 3 offered the closest hint to the true number of survivors.
The true number was kept hidden in order to not complicate the production or hinder themselves later on.